Information is circulating on the topic of chemical suicides. We've talked about them a number of times on Mitigation Journal and here, in the blog. I've added some links to the podcast and blog postings on the topic of chemical suicides...see the links below.
There have been numerous cases in Japan of people committing suicide by mixing various chemical products with the end result being Hydrogen Sulfide. The situations in Japan have occurred at an alarming rate, and due to the living conditions, created a number of MCIs and ripple effect casualties in apartment buildings.
Two cases are being talked about recently...both in the U.S and both involving people sitting in parked cars (sometimes sealed with tape on the inside) and mixing chemicals. By reports I've been reading, the chemicals are different from the types used in Japan and other places, but the end result is the same.
I have been aware of this type of activity for a while now and reported about it on the podcast and blog. I am aware of two events within the last 6 months or so (Georgia and California) where people have locked themselves inside their car and mixed chemicals. I am also aware of at least one other similar event in Portland, Ore, where a guy used chemicals heated by a hibachi in a hotel room to do the same thing. In many cases there is hydrogen sulfide (H2S) created. Chemical suicide has been a growing problem in Japan...these situations have caused MCI's in apartment buildings and numerous deaths. It would seem the trend is continuing and moving toward us.
Mitigation Journal Podcast #72
Mitigation Journal Podcast #64
Mitigation Journal Podcast #59
Mitigation Journal Blog
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